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Re: Question: Authoritative URIs for Geo locations? Multi-lingual labels?

From: Elena Montiel Ponsoda <elemontiel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 12:45:10 +0200
Message-ID: <4E69EE36.9070909@gmail.com>
To: "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Hi Scott,

In the context of GeoLinkedData initiative, the Ontology Engineering 
Group (OEG) at UPM is publishing geospatial information of Spain [1].
This data set has labels in Spanish, English, and in Basque, Galician 
and Catalan, when appropriate. These are official languages in some 
regions in Spain. So, when geographical phenomena have names in the two 
languages that are official in a certain region (Spanish and one of the 
other languages), we have also included those labels.

[1] http://geo.linkeddata.es

Hope it helps!

El 08/09/2011 16:38, M. Scott Marshall escribió:
> It seems that dbpedia is a de facto source of URIs for geographical
> place names. I would expect to find a more specialized source. I think
> that I saw one mentioned here in the last few months. Are there
> alternatives that are possible more fine-grained or designed
> specifically for geo data? With multi-lingual labels? Perhaps somebody
> has kept track of the options on a website?
> -Scott

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Facultad de Informática
Campus de Montegancedo s/n
Boadilla del Monte-28660 Madrid, España
Tel. (+34) 91 336 36 70
Fax  (+34) 91 352 48 19
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